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  • Letters: Real healthcare reform

    Re "When less medicine is more," Opinion, Sept. 18 We can save some of the $700 billion a year that Dr. Glenn D. Braunstein says is spent on ineffective care by reforming medical malpractice. Much of the reason doctors run too many tests is to...
  • Letters: Treating our drug problem

    Re "Taking aim at drug abuse," Sept. 16 Like virtually all other measures in California and across the nation that address the prescription drug crisis, the drug monitoring system called for in SB 809 focuses entirely on the supply side of the equation....
  • Letters: How to tackle painkiller abuse

    Re "A closely guarded list," Aug. 11 It is unnecessary to require Purdue Pharma to disclose the names of California physicians who overprescribe the painkiller OxyContin, because the state already has that information. As The Times has previously...
  • FDA approves a new antidepressant: Brintellix

    FDA approves a new antidepressant: Brintellix
    The Food and Drug Administration late Monday approved a new antidepressant medication that is a novel variant on the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, that have become the mainstay of depression treatment. The drug, whose generic chemical...
  • You might be standing on history right now

    You might be standing on history right now
    Some 15 years ago, Andrew Carroll heard the story: During the Civil War, Edwin Booth, brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, saved the life of Lincoln's son Robert at a New Jersey train station. Intrigued, Carroll started digging. He not only...
  • At India's lauded Ananda spa, a restless vata dosha learns to relax

    At India's lauded Ananda spa, a restless <i>vata dosha </i>learns to relax
    NARENDRA NAGAR, India — I am a dharma disaster, a chakra calamity. I cannot meditate. My inner hamster is a maniac, and my legs refuse to cross for that long. So when the saried woman with the serene kohled eyes tells me that I have a private...
  • O.C. now has largest measles outbreak in California

    O.C. now has largest measles outbreak in California
    Orange County health officials met in an emergency session this week after the latest measles tally showed the number of cases in the county had rocketed in the past few weeks. There are now 21 confirmed cases of measles in Orange County, the most of...
  • Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.

    Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.
    To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America. Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
  • Filtered water pitchers that can grace a dinner party table

    Filtered water pitchers that can grace a dinner party table
    The big guy in the water pitcher-filter market has practically become a common name, like Kleenex. But even Brita's most ardent fans might agree that those plastic containers aren't dinner party elegant. There's a new player hoping to fill that spot:...
  • Newport News shipyard retirees express mixed views on insurance change

    Newport News shipyard retirees express mixed views on insurance change
    For at least one Newport News shipyard retiree, parent company Huntington Ingalls' decision to drop Medicare-eligible retirees from the company's self-insured health plan, has had unexpected benefits. Hampton resident Ashton Haywood initially...
  • It's Freebie Friday! Free Pollo Tropical and Jamba Juice

    It's Freebie Friday! Free Pollo Tropical and Jamba Juice
    Happy Freebie Friday! I've got some great deals today! Slurp a free Jamba Juide, get a BOGO coupon at Pollo Tropical for nominating a teacher and save $10 at Red Lobster. There are lots of other freebies, coupons and free fun things to do listed, too....